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Edicole of Montefalco


[image ALT: A free-standing plastered structure, about 2 meters tall and 1 meter wide, against a backdrop of olive groves. It contains an arched recess, about 50 cm wide and 80 cm tall, the back wall of which is painted, and it is protected by a small tiled pitched roof. It is a madonnina, or wayside shrine to the Virgin Mary, near Montefalco, Umbria (central Italy).]
Very near the city limits of Montefalco, the Madonnina at Fonte del Poggiolo. We're looking roughly east-southeast over the Valle Umbra; the edicola obscures a view of Trevi; at the far right of the photo, the haze announces the northern fringes of Spoleto.

[image ALT: Part of a painting of a robed woman, crowned and haloed with stars, standing on a crescent moon amidst clouds and surrounded by angels. It is a close‑up view of a madonnina, or wayside shrine depicting the Assumption of the Virgin Mary near Montefalco, Umbria (central Italy).]
Via di Camiano

2/20/07 — 1 photo

Outlying


[image ALT: A somewhat deteriorated patch of fresco depicting the Virgin Mary, crowned. It is a detail of a wayside shrine in Fabbri di Montefalco, Umbria (central Italy).]
Fabbri

8/3/05 — 2 photos

[image ALT: zzz. It is a close‑up view of a madonnina, or wayside shrine to the Virgin Mary, near Montefalco, Umbria (central Italy).]
Fonte del Poggiolo

2/20/07 — 1 photo

The frequent visitor to my site has heard me say it often: what I show you is the merest sampler of what there is to be seen in this particular pocket of Italy. And so it is here: if you are interested in these little edicole in the territory of Montefalco, 94 of them in that comune alone have been inventoried, photographed and commented by the good people at the Edicole Sacre project linked in the navigation bar below.


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